Type of Surgery
Last updated: 11/24/2009
A gastroduodenostomy is a surgical reconstruction procedure by which a new connection between the stomach and the first portion of the small intestine (duodenum) is created.
This narrated animation describes the first half of the digestive system (also known as the gastrointestinal tract). It describes how the muscles in the esophagus are used to swallow the food that we eat and describes how the stomach digests food.
Gastroduodenostomy is a surgical procedure where the doctor creates a new connection between the stomach and the duodenum. This procedure may be performed in cases of stomach cancer or in the case of a malfunctioning pyloric valve.
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